WHAT WE SUPPORT
Presidential Scholars Program:
- Each year, the program appoints three postdoctoral Scholars for a three-year term. Scholars are recent graduates (PhD or other professional degree) in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or from neuroscience and related fields. Scholars are selected through a competitive application process, based on their comprehensive backgrounds and interdisciplinary research proposals.
- The Presidential Scholars are each assigned at least two senior mentors: one drawn from Columbia’s neuroscience, psychology or biology faculty, and the other(s) from faculty in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Mentors will work closely with the Scholar to provide necessary training and guidance for his/her three-year research project. Scholars are independently supported by the program.
- Scholars and mentors form a core group that meet regularly to discuss ongoing research and to organize an interdisciplinary speaker series, Seminars in Society and Neuroscience. The Scholars’ research is showcased yearly at an event open to the public.
Learn about the current Presidential Scholars =>
Research and Seed Grants:
- Three to five seed grants are awarded each year for Interdisciplinary Projects in Society and Neuroscience. Columbia and Barnard faculty and affiliates are eligible to apply for funding to support collaborative research and teaching initiatives that bring together neuroscientists and faculty members from other disciplines, or projects that cross disciplinary boundaries to investigate issues relevant to society and neuroscience.
See the grants awarded in 2015 =>